Penne Bake with Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes
When I made Skinnytaste’s Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats I fell in love with the sauce! Spicy Italian sausage, tomatoes, and basil…what could be better?!
When I was thinking of a new recipe to try, I thought back to when my mom used to make a penne bake when I was in high school. I can’t remember exactly what was in it, but it did not have any meat. Mainly just penne, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese form what I can recall. But I LOVED it. Well, now that I live with a 6’2″ man, I can hardly get away with a meal without meat (although I keep trying!). But I love Honeysuckle Hot Italian Turkey Sausage and thought this would go well in a penne bake. And it sure is GOOD.
Now I’ll be honest, it’s not a quick recipe, taking about 30 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cooking. BUT, take advantage of “meal prep Sunday”.Just cook the pasta and sauce, combine and put in baking dish and top with cheese. Allow to cool, cover with foil, and put in the fridge. The night that you plan to cook this, let it sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating, then just bake at 375 F for 30 minutes and there ya go, a 30 minute easy weeknight meal!